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Créations Lucie Jolicoeur

Short earrings with bright orange glass balls, black and white dots (Murano-style glass handmade in Montreal), stainless steel posts

Short earrings with bright orange glass balls, black and white dots (Murano-style glass handmade in Montreal), stainless steel posts

Regular price $42.00 USD
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As colourful as orange punch

  • Total length: 2.5 cm (1 in)
  • Largest element: 8 x 8 mm (5/16 x 5/16 in)
  • Weight: 2 g each (light)
  • Materials: Artisanal Moretti glass, hypo allergenic stainless steel

This product is vegan.

Note: I created the glass beads using a torch.

How is it made?

  1. Using a torch with a 1000ºC flame, I melt glass rods of various colours around a mandril (a metal rod dipped in a separator to keep the metal and the glass from fusing together).
  2. I flatten or roll the bead to reshape it. I can add gold or silver foil, murines (small patterns) or dichroic glass (with a metallic surface) to my bead.
  3. When I am satisfied with the bead, I put it in a kiln to anneal it for at least 1 hour. The molecular links reform inside the glass, ensuring the bead is solid.
  4. Once it has cooled, I take the bead off the mandril and remove all traces of separator.

Care instructions

Even if I anneal each bead to make it as resistant as possible, glass is fragile.

Wear it and store it with care.

Customization

I will be pleased to tailor my products to your needs! For most products, I can:

  • Replace nickel-free metal findings with hypo allergenic stainless steel ones
  • Replace animal leather cords with cork cords
  • Modify the length of necklaces or earrings

Please allow 2 days to customize your product once I accept your request in writing.

 

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